The World’s Best Once-In-A-Lifetime Journeys for 2018!

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Angas Travel’s own Kate Collins helped judge Flight Network’s World’s Best Once-In-A-Lifetime Journeys, and the results are in… the top 50 most transformative trips every traveller must experience in their lifetime. “This extensive collaboration produced the most thoughtful and detailed list of astonishing journeys – a list that will captivate and inspire travellers to embark on life changing adventures now, and for years to come” – says Flight Network.

The Top 10 is inspiring:

1. Expedition to Antarctica

“A frosty otherworld of twinkling glaciers and frozen plains, Antarctica is a magnet for the most intrepid travelers. Because this continent can only be explored from November to March, and requires expert guidance, one of the best ways to experience it is by expedition ship.”

2. Cruise the Galapagos Islands

“The Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin’s wonderland of discovery, are home to the weird and wonderful of the animal kingdom, and attract travellers looking for a destination unlike any they’ve ever seen. The best way to explore this volcanic archipelago of 19 islands off Ecuador’s coast is by boat.”

3. Travel the Trans-Siberian Railway

“Being the world’s longest train journey at 5,771 miles, the Trans-Siberian Railway offers a classic, 7-day trip beginning in the capital city of Moscow and ending in the port city of Vladivostok, Russia near the border of China.”

4. Trek to Machu Picchu

“Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca citadel set high in the Andes Mountains, and the best example of a classic Inca civilization. It is believed to have once been the home to Inca emperor Pachacuti, and abandoned at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Today, millions of visitors flock to this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site every year, most of which come by trekking the Inca Trail.”

5. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

“Explore the stunning California coastline on one of the most scenic drives in the world, starting in San Francisco and ending in San Diego. The 951 kilometre highway is a legendary drive that takes roughly 15 hours to complete, but there are so many amazing things to see on the way that most make it into a week journey. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the diverse geography, travelling through the mountains, towering trees, stunning beaches and small seaside villages.”

6. Drive Iceland’s Ring Road

“Road tripping across Iceland’s Ring Road is the ideal way to fully absorb the many wonders of this astonishing Nordic island. This not only means that you get the opportunity to see almost all of the unique regions of the island nation, but you will also get to do it at your own pace. The 1,332 km road will take you through the mountains, the glaciers, the fjords, and along incredible coastlines.”

7. Cruise to Alaska

“Alaska, the largest and most sparsely populated state in the U.S., features seemingly endless pristine wilderness, stunning aurora borealis, and wildlife that will leave you speechless. While flying or driving to Alaska’s wonders can be an incredible adventure, a cruise is one of the most serene ways to connect to this rugged expanse of land and sea.”

8. Camino de Santiago

“Attracting pilgrims from all over the world, the exhilarating hike known as “The French Way” or “Camino Frances” of the Camino de Santiago trail is at once a rigorous workout and breathtaking getaway. Spanning four countries, hikers are presented with a certificate upon completion.”

9. Sail the Greek Islands

“Jewel toned sunsets, mythical ruins, and piercing blue waters attract travellers to the Greek Islands, where passion, adventure, and a rich culture await. Because the Aegean Sea is the soul of Greece, it’s ideal to spend most of your time in its waters.”

10. Drive the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia

“Sapphire seas, almighty mountains, and historic villages are just a few of the sites to explore during a drive along the scenic Dalmatian

Coast of Croatia.”


See Flight Network’s complete World’s Best Journeys list here.


For help planning your journey to any of these inspiring destinations, contact Angas Travel.


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